There's only one headline game this week: the long-awaited European arrival of another legendary Super NES RPG from Square.
Chrono Trigger (Square, Super NES, 900pts) — Today is an auspicious event: the first time Square's time-travelling epic has landed on the Super NES in Europe. Our Chrono Trigger review explains why this is considered one of the all-time greats.
GO Series: Picdun (Gamebridge, 500pts) — A rarity in the GO Series, a 500 Point title appears, with Gamebridge explaining "PICture DUNgeon" as an action RPG where your steps reveal a hidden picture. We're hoping for Picross: The RPG, but we'll find out if that's accurate in our upcoming review.
Calculator (Cinemax, 200pts) — Not just any old calculator though, this is a scientific calculator, and also carries 135 measurement units and constants such as length, weight, temperature and more, letting you convert at will. We'll crunch the numbers for our upcoming review.
CHRONO TRIGGER RETURNS FOR VIRTUAL CONSOLE
Get the rundown on the latest Nintendo DSiWare and Wii Shop Channel offering available for download this Friday!
16th May 2011: This week CHRONO TRIGGER® returns from the Super Nintendo era to the Wii Shop Channel for the first time on Virtual Console. Help Crono find his way home via the outer edges of time, after being transported into the past.
The Nintendo DSi Shop this week allows you explore dungeons and fill in the blanks of a hidden picture in GO Series Picdun or to ensure you never get stuck on a tricky maths problem again download Calculator for your every day calculating needs.
Virtual Console – CHRONO TRIGGER®
(SQUARE ENIX, 900 Wii Points)
The millennium. A portal is opened. The chain of time is broken.
A young man is transported into the past, altering the course of history and the outcome of the future. He has to find his way home, but first he must travel to the outer edges of time to repair the world’s chronology.
On the way, he encounters strange friends and foes, utilises incredible devices and vehicles, and penetrates and neutralises the fortresses of the past, present and future.
A paradox has been created. If he does not restore the order of time, nothing will ever be the same.
He is the one who will become a hero. He is Crono.
Nintendo DSiWare – GO Series Picdun
(GAMEBRIDGE, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
GO Series presents Picdun from Intense.
PICture DUNgeon is a very unique action RPG. Every step you take exploring the dungeon will help you fill in the blanks of a hidden picture. Use your head to solve puzzles that unveil hidden passages and use your pedometer to help find every step that will reveal the hidden images. Attack and counter attack with your sword and shield, fighting through hordes of dungeon creatures.
Nintendo DSiWare – Calculator
(Cinemax, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Calculator handles 135 measurement units and constants of most types which ordinary people use every day, including length, weight, temperature, speed, volume, area, and time.